Teacher’s Companion post version 2 is a joy to use and it is streamlining a majority of my teaching business. I especially like the storing of lesson template files so they can be exported using third-party software to do additional work such as printing work-sheets, etc. The Courses layout is a great section to create lesson plans, and even reuse earlier lesson components such as templates. Check out the short YouTube clip to see a quick overview of the layouts.
It has been a long day and I am pulling my hair out trying to work out how to display the plan description when a lesson plan date/time is selected. I realise there is not a lot of real estate space for many portals and working with three columns whilst giving as much space to the third is where the creative wheels are falling off. I think the initial idea is good, it’s the layout that is terrible.
Changing the layout theme for an entire solution is a big job, but it needs to be done. You will notice a few new layout icons, including: Calendar, Suppliers, Reports and Options. We have finished the Options layout with a few global fields such as an image field for your business logo, and a footer template for invoices. The Suppliers layout is still in its infancy and needs a lot more work. The Calendar and Reports icons are just placeholders at this stage. Enjoy the sneak peek.
Looking at this unattractive user interface day in and day out is starting to take its toll, so I have decided to give the entire look and feel a make-over. This is the very first design for the Contact layout and I’m liking it.
Well, we are now at version 1.5 and I have been using Teacher’s Companion for my teaching business for a few months now and am starting to feel that the business processes such as lesson management, student payment and progress recording is becoming easier and much more streamlined.
Take a sneak peak at the various layouts as well as a few extras such as the Templates List and the generated PDF Invoice.
It is the 28th October 2010, and this is the birth date for Teacher’s Companion. A time where I decided I need a database solution for my teaching business. I found myself getting totally swamped/lost with song and document files and I felt that if only I had a database solution that could manage both my students and also my courseware.